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Nachiketa Tal
A drive through the terraced fields takes one to Chaurangi-Khal, a place 29 kms. from Uttarkashi. From there 3 kms. trek through lush green forests takes one to Nachiketa Tal, a tranquil spot. There is greenery all around and a small temple at the bank of the lake gives it a serene look. Nachiketa, the devout son of Sage Uddalak, is said to have created this lake, hence the name. There is no accommodation facility and visitors have either to come back to Uttarkashi or stay at the PWD Inspection House at Chaurangi-Khal.

Maneri
On the way to Gangotri at a distance of about 13 kms. from Uttarkashi, Maneri has lately emerged as a place of tourist interest as a result of the construction of a dam across the Bhagirathi river, from where the water is fed to the turbines through an 8 kms. long tunnel at Tiloth in Uttarkashi. The resultant lake at Maneri has added to the charm of the place.

Gangnani
Further up on way to Gangotri about 26 km.s from Maneri, is the hot water spring at Gangnani, where one can have refreshing bath in the kund called Rishikund. There is a temple near the kund dedicated to the Sage Parashar, believed to be the father of Ved Vyas.

Harsil
The Bhagirathi valley is most enchanting and preserves many colourful spots it its lap. Situated at a distance of 73 kms. from Uttarkashi on way to Gangotri, at an elevation of 2620mts., this sylvan hamlet is famous for its natural beauty and delicious apples.
Accommodation : Tourist Rest House, PWD Inspection House and Forest Rest House exist here for the travelers.

Dodi Tal
Dodi Tal is situated at an elevation of 3307 mts. north of Uttarkashi and is surrounded by dense forests of oak, deodar and rhododendrons. The crystal clear lake is full of rare fishes like the Himalayan Golden Trouts. The trek to Dodi Tal commences from Uttarkashi to Kalyani and is approachable by motor. Kalyani to Agoda is a gradual trek through woods, fields and villages. The 17 kms. trek from Agoda to Dodi Tal is steep and passes through thick forests.

Bhairon Ghati
On way to Uttarkashi Bhaironghati is a place where one can stay and enjoy the mountainous landscape. A temple of Bhairon Devta here is visited by scores of pilgrims. The awe-inspiring lofty peaks, deep gorge of Jahnavi and Bhagirathi rivers with a bridge at a considerable altitude from river level flowing below and the towering deodar trees provide a rare natural bonanza.

Dayara Bugyal
Bugyal in the local language means "high altitude meadow", The road to Dayara Bugyal branches off near Bhatwari a place on Uttarkashi-Gangotri road about 28 kms. from Uttarkashi. Vehicles can go up to the village of Barsu from where one has to trek a distance of about 8 kms. to reach Dayara and other route is via village Raithal, 10 kms. from Bhatwari, from where one has to trek about 7 kms. to Dayara Bugyal. Situated at an elevation of about 3048 mts., this vast meadow is second to none in natural beauty. During winter it provides excellent ski slopes over an area of 28 sq. kms. The panoramic view of the Himalayas from here is breathtaking. There is a small lake in the area and to camp by this side is a memorable event.From this spot one can trek down to Dodi-Tal which is about 22 kms. away, through dense forests.

Sat-Tal
Sat-Tal, meaning seven lakes, is situated just above Dharali, 2 kms. beyond Harsil. The trek of about 5 kms. is rewarding as this group of lakes is situated amid beautiful natural surroundings. It also provides lovely camp sites.

Kedartal
This spectacular and enchanting lake is situated at a distance of about 18 kms. from Gangotri, negotiable through a rough and tough mountain trail. The trek is very tiring and there are testing moments even for a hardly trekker. There is no facility of any kind on the way and one has to make all arrangements in advance. A local guide is a must. The lake is crystal clear with the mighty Thalaysagar (Sphatikl-ing) peak forming a splendid backdrop. The place is about 4000 mts. above sea-level and is the base camp for trekking to the Thalaysagar, jogin, Bhrigupanth and other peaks.

Gaumukh
The Gaumukh glacier is the source of Bhagirathi (Ganga) and is held in high esteem by the devouts who do not miss the opportunity to have a holy dip in the bone chilling icy water. It is 18 kms. trek from Gangotri. The trek is easy and at times people come back to Gangotri the same day.
Accommodation : There is a Tourist Rest House and Lal Baba Ashram at Bhojbasa, 14 kms. from Gangotri where lodging and other facilities are available. Private Tents are also available as Dormetry system. Charges of this Dormatery system is 60-70 Rs. with Dinner per head.

Jankichatti
5 km. from Yamunotri , it is noted for its thermal springs, where tourists can enjoy a refreshing bath.

Hanumanchatti
13 km. from Yamunotri. The confluence of Hanuman Ganga and Yamuna rivers, from where the trek to Dodi Tal (3,307 mts) starts.
Route: Rishikesh-Barkot-Hanumanchatti-Yamunotri. Hanumanchatti-Darvatop-Dodital-Agora-Uttarkashi-Rishikesh. Porters and ponies are available at Hanumanchatti. Rates are fixed by District Magistrate before the start of every Yatra season.

Sayanachatti
27 km. from Barkot & 18 km. from Yamunotri is a scenic spot on the banks of river Yamuna.

Chamba
Situated at an elevation of 1,524 ,mt, it is a picturesque place commanding a panoramic view of the Himalayas. Road from here bifurcates for Mussoorie, New Tehri and Rishikesh.

Temple of Goddess Yamuna
The temple was built by Maharani Gularia of Jaipur in the 19th century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again. The temple remains closed from November to April/ May.

Divya Shila
A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.


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